Photo Contest

Congrats to our 2018 Winners!

More than 500 entries were submitted this year! Click here to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article featuring the winners and other editorial favorites.

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Adults: Liping Wang  
Teens: Paul Bytnar
Kids: Katie Rapp
Take your best shot of the 2018 Glow and/or Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC (GFPBR) and you could receive a GFPBR Gift Bag valued at more than $300 including a Family Four Pack to Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres and tickets to the 2019 GFPBR VIP Experience! Winning photos will be featured at and    

One “Grand Prize” winner in each of the following categories will be selected by public vote at
  • Kids (ages 5-10)
  • Teens and Tweens (ages 11-17)
  • Adults (18+)
HOW TO ENTER: Photos should submitted at through September 21 at NOON.
VOTE: Get your friends and family involved! Voting will be open daily through September 30.

The photo contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages who reside in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Children under 13 need parent or guardian permission to enter. This contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited. Photos must be of the 2018 Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC or Balloon Glow to qualify. By entering this competition, you agree to these entry rules and legal conditions – the full list of the Official Rules can be found at

2017 Photo Contest Winners

Adults: Jiamin Zeng  
Teens: Jordan Peters
Kids: Maya Chakrabartty

2015 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Alan Kreisman Alan Kreisman  
AGE 21-44: Chris Diamond Chris Diamond
AGE 13-20: Kristen Higgina Kristen Higgina
UNDER 13: Ethan Jarboe Ethan Jarboe

2014 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: B Margherio B Margherio  
AGE 21-44: C Spradling B Margherio
AGE 13-20: K Oris
UNDER 13: M Lein

2013 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Tommie Younger III | Age 57 | Florissant, MO Tommie Youngen 3 - Age 57 - Florissant MO0001 AGE 21-44: Craig Spradling | Age 43 | St. Louis, MO Craig Spradling - Age 43 - St Louis MO0001 AGE 13-20: Khun Maung | Age 17  KHVN Maung - Age 17 - Maryland HTS MO0001 UNDER 13: Rowan Lindhardt | Age 10 Rowan Linhardt - Age 10 - St Louis MO0001  

2012 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Jerry Voloski | Age 51 | St. Charles, MO Jerry AGE 21-44: Chris Diamond | Age 37 | Ferguson, MO Chris AGE 13-20: Brandon Dusanowsky | Age 20 | St. Louis, MO Brandon UNDER 13: Monica McCarthy | Age 10 | St. Louis, MO Monica  

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